Black Parents Say ‘Make UC an Option’ for African Americans

The cost of a University of California education, feeling welcomed on campus and whether academic records are strong enough. These were among the concerns raised by a group of 16 African American parents – educators, counselors, community college students – in a candid conversation with UC President Janet Napolitano.

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Why Community Matters in the Search for a New Superintendent

The search for a new superintendent of West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is in full swing after the school board hired a search firm in February.

The importance of getting this hire right cannot be underestimated. Our new leader has the power to transform the district and provide a high quality education to all students

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Scholarship Funds Available to Richmond’s High School Seniors

For the very first year, the city of Richmond is offering scholarships of up to $1,500 for local students to attend a community college or four-year university. Officials say that while many high school students have shown interest in the Richmond Promise scholarship program, seniors only have until Thursday, March 17 to submit an application for the funds.

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New Initiative Re-Imagines Public Education

The “What’s Possible for WCC Kids” initiative aims to brings together parents and other community stakeholders to envision what an excellent public education looks like, and what steps are needed to turn that vision into a reality.

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